Savitribai Phule

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  • January 4, 2020
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Savitribai Phule

Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains –I- Modern history, Society

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  • Savitribai Phule, the social reformer who is considered to be one of India’s first modern feminists, was born on January 3, 1831
  • Both Savitribai Phule & her husband Jyotirao Phule went on to found India’s first school for girls called Bhide Wada in Pune in 1848.
  • The Phules started the Satyashodhak Samaj (Society for Truth-Seeking), through which they wanted to initiate the practice of Satyashodhak marriage, in which no dowry was taken.
  • The Phules also started the Literacy Mission in India between 1854-55
  • Savitribai Phule is especially remembered for being India’s first female teacher who worked for the upliftment of women and untouchables in the field of education and literacy.

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